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Offset Measures Needed in Upcoming Budget – OCC

Ontario businesses are struggling with one of the largest wage increases in recent history, and it all comes with the continuing increase in the cost of doing business. To address the issue, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce is recommending the government reinstate the scheduled corporate income tax rate from 11.5 per cent to 10 per […]



OCC Statement on Minimum Wage

There has been much discussion in recent weeks about the unintended consequences of Bill 148, the legislation that introduced a higher minimum wage in Ontario and extended numerous labour and employment standards provisions. The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and its members understand the intent of the legislation. But it also understands that evidence-based public […]



A Profitable But Untapped Labour Source

Businesses with 20 or more employees were required, to file a 2017 Accessibility Compliance report by December 31, 2017. While the report focuses on accessibility for your clients, we thought you would be interested in the positive experience of a major Canadian firm that utilizes the disabled as part of its workforce. Sodexo, one of […]



Trans Pacific Partnership

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has had a positive response to the agreement that secures  Canada’s continued participation in the comprehensive and progressive Trans Pacific Partnership agreement. “At this point, we’re still waiting for the details of the agreement, including specifics regarding Canada’s automotive sector,” states Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber. […]



President’s Message

Hello everyone. As we move ahead in 2018, and speaking for our Chamber team, I hope you can all look forward to a positive year of growth. I am especially pleased to announce this year’s most renowned event. On Saturday, February 24, the Chamber will present its annual Business Excellence Awards and Citizen of the […]



Chamber concerned about labour relations and employment standard changes

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), an organization that represents the Cornwall Chamber and chambers across the province has sent a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne expressing concern about potential changes to Ontario’s Labour Relations Act (LRA) and the Employment Standards Act (ESA), including the introduction of a $15 minimum wage. The Chamber is concerned […]



Chamber and OCC Submit Budget Recommendations to Government

February 17, 2017 Cornwall – Today, the Cornwall & Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and chambers across Ontario, formally released the 2017 pre-budget submission containing recommendations to the Ontario legislature for its spring 2017 legislative session. This Chamber Network’s submission outlines four key budget priorities and 13 […]



Chamber salutes member Chesley’s Inn

Historic Chesley’s Inn and Innkeeper Robert Prowse has put Cornwall on the “excellence-in accommodations” map. The Chamber has learned that for the second year in a row, the Inn has won a Booking.com guest review award. Not only that, it has been recognized with a Tripadvisors, Award of Excellence, each of which because of glowing […]



Shout-out to member Toon Dressen

The Chamber would like to send a shout-out to member Toon Dressen, President of Ottawa’s Dressen Cardinal Architects who recently completed his term as President of the Ontario Association of Architects. Toon has made his mark, not only on Architecture in Ottawa, but across the country. He has distinguished himself with speaking engagements at some […]



Chamber Warns of DirectPages411 Scam

Chamber Warns of DirectPages411 Scam Cornwall – Area businesses may be targeted for the latest version of telephone book advertising. This according to Chamber Executive Manager, Lezlie Strasser. “A targeted business will receive what appears to be an invoice from DirectPages411,” reports Strasser. “It leads businesses to believe they are paying for a business directory […]



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